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Published: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 8:44 PM
XENIA — A 6-month-old puppy found as a stray in Fairborn may have been abandoned because he has a serious, but treatable, skin infection.
Eeyore is at Greene County Animal Control getting treatment for mange, a disease caused by parasitic mites that causes severe itching, hair loss and leads to scabs and lesions.
“He’s beautiful,” Julie Holmes-Taylor, director of Greene County Animal Control, said of Eeyore. “We think he’s great Dane, maybe hound, maybe a little bull dog in there.
“He has a bad case of mange.”
But a case of mange is not a reason to abandon a pet. It can be treated, Holmes-Taylor said.
“We see between 20 and 50 cases a year and larger cities probably handle hundreds,” Holmes-Taylor said.
Animal control officers say mange is treatable, and that they don’t want other pets to wind up like Eeyore.
As for Eeyore, he should be ready for adoption in six to eight weeks, Holmes-Taylor said. Other animals are available now in need of permanent homes.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 6:35 AM
PIQUA — A 34-year-old man is in police custody after he reportedly robbed a Burger King in Piqua late Monday night.
Steven A. Bixler is currently in Miami County Jail on a robbery charge after officials say he entered the business on Covington Avenue around 10 p.m., displayed a knife and left the restaurant with an undisclosed amount of money.
Bixler was caught a short time later by Piqua police.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 3:36 AM
TODAY: Scattered showers push back in this morning with wet roads for the morning commute, however, no major problems are expected. Breezy and mostly cloudy for the day as temperatures reach into the upper 50s, which is cooler than normal. Showers become more isolated by late afternoon and a passing shower or two are possible overnight.
WEDNESDAY: A shower or two will come down before dawn. It’ll be dry for the day with temperatures reaching back near 60 degrees. Clouds break through the afternoon for some sunshine.
THURSDAY: A nice, dry day from start to finish with highs in the low 60s. Expect sunshine and a few clouds as well.
FRIDAY: It’ll be dry, early with sunshine with highs peaking in the middle 60s. Clouds increase late in the day with a possible evening rain shower, but it will not be widespread.
SATURDAY: A pleasant, dry start of the weekend with afternoon sunshine and highs in the low 60s.
Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 1:18 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 6:31 AM
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Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 2:38 AM
OHIO — A frozen novelty manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain ice pops for possible listeria contamination, and Ohio is included in the list of 15 states.
According to US Recall News, Ziegenfelder Co., of Wheeling, W.Va., is recalling about 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because of the possible health risk.
In addition to Ohio, the ice pops were distributed to retail grocers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
The ice pop products, sold 12 to a pack, were delivered between April 5 and April 19, US Recall News reports.
The Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops carry the UPC code 0-74534-84200-9, and have lot codes D09418A through D10018B.
The Sugar Free Pops carry the UPC code 0-74534-75642-9, and have lot codes D09318A through D10018B.
So far, there are no reported illnesses or incidents involving the product.
Listeria is a bacteria that causes food poisoning and is especially dangerous to the elderly, people with weakened immune systems and pregnant women. While a pregnant woman may experience mild, flu-like symptoms, the illness caused by Listeria -- called listeriosis -- can lead to miscarriage, premature delivery or life-threatening infection in newborns.
Symptoms in people besides pregnant women can include fever and muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions.
Consumers who have purchased the affected ice pops are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.